Friday, November 25, 2005

Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

I thought I would jump on A.Maria's 100 things band wagon.......Enjoy!

100 Things about me!

1 – I do not have a middle name
2 – My favorite food is a tuna fish sandwich
3 – People think that I am funny...I don’t see it
4 – I am told that I can tell a good story
5 – I’m not sure that I can come up with 100 things to tell you
6 – I LOVE Beer – Bud Lite to be exact
7 – I am addicted to Diet Pepsi, I sometimes drink 2-2litres a day!
8 – I love to sing even though I have a terrible voice, and always sing the wrong words
9 – I also love to dance
10 – My favorite cities are Seattle, NYC and Vegas Baby!
11 – I use to live in Seattle
12 – I go to Vegas every year, sometimes twice a year
13 – I have 1 older sister
14 – Her birthday is on Christmas
15 – She is the only person who knows I have a blog
16 – I am ridiculously obsessed with Barry Manilow
17 – I have traveled all over to see him
18 – I served in the United States Army
19 – I was stationed in Alabama, California and Washington
20 – I do not support the war, however, I support our troops
21 – I love love love shoes
22 – I have so many that I’m embarrassed to tell
23 – I once bought 12 pair of shoes in one day
24 – I am a Parrot Head
25 – I hate being cold
26 – I obsess about getting a nice tan every summer
27 – I think everyone looks better with a tan
28 – Yes, I am well informed about skin cancer...no lectures please
29 – I wish I had someone to run with
30 – I know I would run more often and faster if I had a partner
31 – Two years ago, I had my right foot reconstructed
32 – It is being held together with screws
33 – I also had Osteomyelitis of the left fibula when I was 15
34 – That left me with 16inch scar on my leg
35 – It has since shrunk to 11 inches
36 – I am struggling to get to 100
37 – My favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day
38 – I have spent the last 10 Valentine’s Days alone
39 – That’s right folks, I am single
40 – By choice
41 – I have a 12-year-old son
42 – I told myself I wasn’t going mention him in my running blog
43 – He is the love of my life
44 – I have traveled all over the US and Europe
45 – I love reality TV
46 – I want to go on The Amazing Race
47 – I am 5 foot 9 and love to wear high heels
48 – I am an Aries
49 – My sister calls me Amada, that is not my name
50 – I sometimes tell people I meet that my name is Roxanne
51 – My real name is Aimee
52 – No, I am not French
53 – I have a bad habit of biting my nails
54 – I’ve recently started to sprout gray hair, I am devastated
55 – I will do what ever it takes to cover them
56 – I am hoping that running helps me stay young
57 – I lie about my age
58 – Not because I am ashamed, but because I feel younger than I am
59 – I am 33
60 – I believe that everything happens for a reason
61 – I do not believe in love at first sight
62 – I also do not believe in “soul” mates
63 – I am a very independent woman
64 – I think this intimidates men
65 – I will never settle for less than what I think I deserve
66 – I am a proud Bostonian
67 – I LOVE the Boston Red Sox
68 – I am pissed that ticket prices went up again this year
69 – The Red Sox organization takes advantage of fan dedication
70 – I went to game 2 of the World Series
71 – It was amazing
72 – I am also a Patriots fan
73 – I have a really heavy Boston accent
74 – I like to drop the eff bomb to get my point across
75 – It’s not very attractive
76 – I do not know how to cook very well
77 – I can however, bake
78 – I love to take pictures
79 – I have boxes of photos that need to be organized
80 – I just recently purchased a digital camera
81 – I am obsessed with teeth, they are the first thing I look at when I meet someone
82 – I was heartbroken when I heard that Nick and Jessica split up
83 – The chances of me actually dating Nick Lachey have just increased...heehee!
84 – I don’t think that anyone should get married before the age of 30
85 – I don’t really like chocolate, I am more of a vanilla person
86 – I have 3 tattoos
87 – I only run in pants
88 – I am late for just about everything...(fashionably)
89 – I think everyone should have a passport ready, because you just never know!
90 – I always say I am going to cut my hair off, but never do...it’s way too long
91 – I put no limits on the amount of money I spend on myself...I work too hard and deserved everything I buy.
92 – I have been at my current job for 8 years
93 – It’s not the best job, but I like it. It has enabled me to purchase a home, a car and to travel several times a year.
94 – Once my son goes into high school, I will make some career changes
95 – I have a cat named Elmo
96 – My favorite song ever is “Shake you down” by Gregory Abbott
97 – I DVR Regis and Kelly, Oprah and Ellen everyday
98 – My favorite TV show is Lost
99 – I wish I were 30 lbs lighter

Drum Roll please....

100 – I plan on training to run the Philly Marathon next year!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Rain, Sleet, Turkey.....and (maybe) A New Pitcher!

Ran 3 miles last night. The new orthodics gave me a blister under the arch of my left foot. OUCH! The socks that I had on didn’t help the situation, seeing as they were on the thick side and irritating the arch.

The weather here in Boston is supposed to be UGLY on Thanksgiving Day. They are predicting rain/sleet and cold temperatures...not so sure if I want to run in that kind of weather. I know that I have been planning to run this Gobbler Race since September, but I think I may bail on it. I am not one to brave the elements for a fun run!

Did anyone see Oprah's favorite things episode yesterday? She had these new running shoes from Nike on the list.
They are supposed to be worn with no socks...hummm not so sure how that would work. I was just wondering if anyone has tried them out or knows anything about them.
They come in some fabulous colors and we all know that stylish trends are what makes us better runners, not comfort and fit!! ;o)
Just curious.
Anywho...if I don’t run the Gobbler Race, I will definitely get in a 5 miler on Saturday whether it’s outside or on the treadmill at the gym. I am going to have to work off some of the 10,000 extra calories I plan on consuming on Thanksgiving!

Now for some Red Sox news……2 words for ya….. Josh Beckett.

Nice move, I’m liken’ it. Just curious as to who's making the transactions……Larry???

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Still Running....

So yeah……I’ve been running. Not as much as I’d like to, but nonetheless, running. Things are busy this time of year at work and just preparing for the holidays. The weather is holding up here in Boston, so I am still running outdoors. Not sure how I feel about the new orthodics, they are a little big longer than my old ones. I think I just need to do a few more runs in them and then re-evaluate.

So that’s it, nothing new and exciting on the running front. Oh…..I forgot, I am running a race on Thanksgiving Day. Good times. Should be fun. I know the route very well seeing as it is taking place in my old stomping grounds where I grew up. I’m looking forward to it. I am trying to get some of the family out to cheer me on……we’ll see…it’s pretty early in the morning.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Question?

OK, so I feel like such a heel...here I am giving people nutritional advice like I know what I am talking about. I mean a month or two ago, I did go to see Sports Nutritionist Nancy Clark speak. Doesn’t that qualify me as an expert???
The thing is, I am good at giving advice to other people and supplying them with healthy tips, but my own eating habits are, well....let’s just say...not so healthy according to Nancy Clark. It’s not that I gorge myself on junk food all day. I am just not consuming the right foods that I need to make me a better runner. At the session with Nancy Clark, she could not stress enough about “eating to run, not running to eat”. Honestly, my intentions when I first started this whole running thing were to maybe lose some weight, and yes....run to eat. Who knew I was going to enjoy running and try to take it to the next level.

My question for all you RBFers: Is it really going to make that big of a difference in my running if I change my eating habits?

I’d also like to give a shout out to djgoldnboy. I am luvin’ the mile tracker you sent to me. I hope that's thanks enough!!!

One other thing….I never thought I would see a day when I got excited over new orthodics for my sneakers! I just picked them up...can’t wait to take them for a spin.